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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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If I remarry do I loose my social security benefits?

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If I remarry do I loose my social security benefits?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 3 months ago.



This depends on the type of benefit and your age when you remarry.


For spousal benefits, if you remarry, you cannot receive benefits on your former spouse's record unless the new marriage ends (by death, divorce, or annulment).


For Survivors benefits, which are equivalent to the deceased spouse’s full Social Security benefit amount, if you remarry before the age of 60, you cannot collect survivors benefits (unless the later marriage ends for any reason).


If you remarry after age 60, you can still receive survivors benefits based on your former spouse’s record.


However, if your new spouse is also collecting Social Security benefits and you would receive a higher amount based on the new spouse’s work record, you will receive the higher amount.

Expert:  Lane replied 3 months ago.

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